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Sedum Collapse

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:29

Ditto Fairy 

Sedum Collapse

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:28

Too late for this year but late next May cut it back by half.  It will still flower in late summer but will not flop 

Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:25

Dave, normally I would say leave it until spring but I think you should reseed that area.

rake it so you encroach slightly the existing grass then sow seed.   Water It.  Then cover with a thin sheet of polythene or fleece until germination.  

I have sown seed this way in winter with excellent results.

Evergreen Shrub Suggestion

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:17

What better than a choisya?  

I would go for White Dazzler a newer more compact variety.  Aromatic foliage and scented white  spring and summer flowers.  

Abelias too are worth considering.   Comfettii is a gem....beautiful foliage and white flowers right now 

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Posted: 06/10/2016 at 18:57

Trace, have a rose too for my mum...just the one.....for same reason.  History, sentiment and love 

nice thread Frank 

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apricot tree

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:31

Apricot is not something I grow but want to.  easier than peaches, that I do peach leaf curl for example. Not familiar with that variety Julies but if you have a warm spot go for it 

i recommend Deacons Nursery.  Have used them for years for apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, pears and all sorts of soft fruit.  Excellent for advice too 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:25

Sunny for most of the day with thicker cloud in the morning.  Right now almost total blue sky and wind has dropped.  


Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:22

Best wishes to your OH nanny beach 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:18

No gardening Runny?  I is shocked . Ha ha 

woken v early this morning by a phone call from New Zealand, then another from Lanzarote  so washed the car at 6 and watered plants in pots.  Just a busy day

couple plants arrived ..ebay again.  Just why people buy bare root or perennial plugs when I had 2 superb quality for £1...that could have easily been divided to produce 8 plants and potted on. 

Lawns cut, dahlias desdheaded and plants moved.  Argyranthemums dug out to be replaced with wallflowers too.

lovely day with less wind . Hope it is as good elsewhere.  Think it prob is 

Catnip plant for cats

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:04

Like a lot of things, a but of exaggeration has built up.  Cats like all sorts of plants that are in a nice sunny warm spot.  Catmint is grown in such places...hence cats come a calling!  Simple! 

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